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  • Dave Goodman: Eastbound Train

    Dave Goodman: Eastbound Train

    Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Dave Goodman plays here his song “Eastbound Train”, which I’ve found a very enjoyable mix of melody, guitar technique, and vocals. On his official website I’ve found that “Guitarist, singer and songwriter was born in Victoria B.C. Canada on March 28, 1965. The youngest of seven children, he grew up in a musical household. Starting with the violin at age 12, he quickly changed over to the electric guitar taking private lessons and playing with […]

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  • Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Dustin Prinz – Angry Breakup Song – “Eleven”

    Here’s something that is a little bit of a diversion here at Acoustic Guitar Videos…. but you know… really like this song and video and thought you might enjoy this too. Singer/Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Dustin Prinz from the great state of Nebraska is featured here in this fun video with a memorable song entitled Angry Breakup Song. He calls the style he is playing on acoustic as Para-Pickin’, which is a hybred percussive style that he developed from his […]

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  • Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    “The ILLACOUSTIC act with the most views by midnight on Friday 28th February 2014 wins a slot at ILUVLIVE London on 31st March 2014 at the Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch” Little Brother Eli is a band from the UK that I’ve gotten to know over the last year and a half and has been featured here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos… Here’s the first video they sent me  way back when that I was impressed with (http://acousticguitarvideos.com/1581/little-brother-eli-awkward-positions-live/) . In this […]

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  • Kelpie: Folk music from the North

    Kelpie: Folk music from the North

     Here is something different and yet completely acoustic and worth listening. This is the description on youtube: “From CD “Kelpie” (www.WestparkMusic.de) – The duo Kelpie consists of two renowned musicians from the Celtic-Scandinavian world-music scene. As well as concerts at major festivals and venues world-wide, they are in demand as composers, producers, arrangers and session musicians. – Kerstin Blodig studied musicology and Scandinavian languages and cultures in Berlin (Germany) and in Bergen (Norway) with particular emphasis on Norwegian folk music. […]

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  • Tim Rose: The History of “Hey Joe”

    Tim Rose: The History of “Hey Joe”

    Here is an interesting video of Tim Rose in 1997. First he briefly explains where the song “Hey Joe” came from and how Jimi Hendrix heard it from him. Then he plays his original acoustic version.   Beside Tim Rose’s bio, on wikipedia you can find that there is a bit of controversy about the origin of this song: “In 1966, he was getting a lot of airplay with his single of “Hey Joe”. It was copyrighted in 1962 by […]

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  • Pipe & Tabor: voice and percussive guitar

    Pipe & Tabor: voice and percussive guitar

    Dean Morris shared this video on our facebook page. He is the guitarist of the “Pipe & Tabor” duo, taking care of all the accompaniment. They play here the song called “Ugly Love” By Miche Archetto    

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  • Jonathan Lane- Imagines Imagine (John Lennon)

    Jonathan Lane- Imagines Imagine (John Lennon)

    Here’s guitarist/singer Jonathan Lane with John Lennon’s “Imagine” or should I say, a remnant of the original, as this is what I’d call completely different except, he’s using the original words (but changing the chords and the melody completely). Jonathan Lane’s version is a much more sorrowful song with the sad minor chords- it’s almost as if it’s a last ditch plea for human sanity instead of Lennon’s hopeful melody. Jonathan is almost saying,, is there ever going to be […]

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  • Emma McGann : New Year’s Eve Kiss

    Emma McGann : New Year’s Eve Kiss

    One of the smartest things to do as a songwriter is write a seasonal song.. Hey, every year it comes back… and if it wasn’t something that took off at first, perhaps with some better press and a little luck things can change for the next year. Now I don’t know if this is what singer/songwriter Emma McGann is thinking here, but  this is a nice production that is more acoustic and something I thought a lot of you would […]

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  • Mike Keneally: Tribute to Frank Zappa

    Mike Keneally: Tribute to Frank Zappa

    By Miche Archetto: Here is a great live performance of Mike Keneally, polystrumentist and former “stunt guitarist” of Frank Zappa. He plays a rendition of “Inca Roads” by Zappa, beating hard his acoustic guitar. At the end he also brilliantly faces the problem with a broken string: what a showman! “Michael Joseph Keneally (born December 20, 1961) is an American guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and composer. Allmusic says: “With his wide-ranging talents and ability to be creative in almost any musical […]

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  • Jacob Johnson: Where No Folk Song Has Gone Before

    Jacob Johnson: Where No Folk Song Has Gone Before

    Want to thank “Judith Koepnick” for sending this vid of guitarist/singer/songwriter/ showman Jacob Johnson, who is a high energy performer that uses a wide array of styles and combines them in his songs. This particular song entitled “Waitress” starts out as a singer/.songwriter folk style song and builds into a multiple looping session with perhaps as many as 4 guitar loops going on all at once. But wait…. and besides rhythm pattern loops, Jacob also includes multiple lead guitars (and […]

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  • Andrés Chiu: Fingerstyle From China

    Andrés Chiu: Fingerstyle From China

    By Miche Archetto: The young Chinese guitarist Andrés Chiu shared on our facebook page his cover of “Orelia” by Ryan Keen. Quite a good one! I find it interesting that we are starting to see more and more singer/songwriters performing what I would call an added complexity of guitar backing behind their vocal. Used to be that a singer/songwriter only just had to “get by” with their guitar, let the vocal and song provide the majority of sound. Andres definitely […]

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  • Jon Gomm- Tuners on Guitar

    Jon Gomm- Tuners on Guitar

    If you are familiar with 5 string banjo, you will hear this and perhaps have the same reaction that I did. Jon Gomm put Scruggs or Keith tuners on his guitar! But before you turn this on and expect something like Flint Hill Special, no, no, this is totally different. And perhaps Jon didn’t even know of Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith or the Flint Hill Special? The tuners on Jon’s guitar have a way to set them to two different […]

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  • Richard Thompson at the Americana Festival

    Richard Thompson at the Americana Festival

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Richard Thompson performing one of his best known songs at the 2012 Americana Music Festival. “Richard Thompson was born in West London, surrounded by a family with wide musical tastes. Counted among his early influences are Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Les Paul, and Jimmy Shand. Flip the coin from his father’s jazz record collection to the early rock and roll music made available to him through his elder sister, including Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee […]

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  • John Martyn: Barely Acoustic

    John Martyn: Barely Acoustic

    By Miche Archetto: One of the early influences of singer/songwriter and guitarist John Martyn has been Skip James. In 1972 John Martyn recorded his personal rendition of Skip James’ song “Devil Got My Woman“, that he entitled “ I’d Rather Be The Devil”. Even though the sound is everything but acoustic, it is interesting to listen to what it was possible to do with Echoplex and an acoustic guitar already in 1973 that is the year of this live recording at […]

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  • Newton Faulkner Hits the Hits

    Newton Faulkner Hits the Hits

    By Miche Archetto: In 2007 the first album of Newton Faulkner made No. 1 in the UK Album Chart and was certified double platinum in the UK. The key of his success was the unique mix of singing/songwriting with percussive guitar playing. Newton has been one of the pupils of Eric Roche that we featured here in a previous post. This video is a live version of his song “To the light”, which appears on his debut album “Hand Built By […]

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  • Bert Jansch: Magical  Concert

    Bert Jansch: Magical Concert

    This is a LONG one but a magic concert.. Bert Jansch – 60th birthday concert   By Nick Campling: Make a cup of coffee, pour a glass of wine or whatever you fancy and settle down for an hour of great guitar from the UK. This video celebrates the 60th birthday of one of the pioneers; the late Bert Jansch. “Bert Jansch, legendary songwriter and guitarist, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of all time. Since […]

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  • Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Here’s a live performance that sounds so good, it’s hard to believe it’s live- until you hear the applause at the end. Ryan Inglis is one of those guys that can do it all- a great vocalist and a great guitarist. I hope you all know how rare that really is…. This song is part of a new album that Ryan has in the can and due for release. You can check it out at his website (link below). Ryan […]

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  • JJ Cale: Passes at 74

    JJ Cale: Passes at 74

      Just heard this news. Loved JJ Cale and performed a lot of his songs in the bars and clubs when I was younger.  We will miss you JJ! “Grammy-winning musician J J Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with After Midnight and Lynyrd Skynyrd with Call Me the Breeze, has died. He was 74. The performer and producer’s manager Mike Kappus told The Associated Press that the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday night […]

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  • John Lennon: “Imagine” His Audition on The Voice

    John Lennon: “Imagine” His Audition on The Voice

    Before I get into it, I’d like to thank my pal and fellow guitarist Gary Reed for finding this video…even though it has little to nothing to do with acoustic guitars except for John playing one on this song. This video although not reality, is a “Imaginary” clip of what might happen to John Lennon if he were to appear on the hit TV show “The Voice.” John had what I personally would call a great distinctive sound.. but here it’s […]

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  • Erika Luckett: She’s Got A Great Voice Too

    Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy-”Kindness”   “Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas performing Kindness. ”   Here’s another artist that I personally have not heard of before but glad to have found Erika Luckett. She’s a natch… and besides here excellent voice, she is quite the guitarist.   “Mexican jazz musician Erika Luckett was a world traveler and multi-talented member of Wild Mango before she chose a career as a solo artist. Although born in Mexico, most of […]

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  • Mree: Simple Works

    Blood – The Middle East ( mree cover ) A friend of mine shared this video with me and said- “You gotta check this artist named Mree out and put her on the site- she is amazing.” In this video, Mree is performing a cover song entitled Blood by “The Middle East.” Well I’ve never heard this song Blood, and last I checked, The Middle East was an area of the world that seems to have its share of sand […]

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  • John Denver: Solo Guitar

    John Denver Bells of Rhymney I’ve been getting some flack lately from the folk enthusiasts here at Acoustic Guitar Videos for not providing enough bluegrass music… (hey sorry, that was a joke). not enough Folk Music. I’m just going to preface this next statement with something that someone at a bluegrass festival years ago said, and I think it’s mostly true… “You can put the bluegrass into folk, but you can’t put the folk into bluegrass.” I know, what does […]

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  • Crosby Stills And Nash: Wasted On The Way

    You’ve heard this song before… Wasted On The Way… right? Well here’s a vid clip from  ”Daylight Again” DVD that was uploaded 2011 on YouTube Crosby Stills and Nash were/are primarily known for their great songs and soulful harmonies, but they were very capable of doing really nice acoustic guitar backup and rhythm. We have another Crosby Stills and Nash video here at Acoustic Guitar Videos- check out if you are a fan.. http://acousticguitarvideos.com/992/crosby-stills-nash-marrakesh-express-acoustic-and-live/  

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  • Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Here’s Jake Allen with his unique version of the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. He’s even changed a few of the original chords “when there’s nobody there” and “walks from the grave” … C Minor instead of C Major. Great singing and guitar playing for sure and something I think a lot of you will appreciate. On thing I did notice, … This recording I don’t think is done along with this video, as I can hear a little reverb in […]

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  • Werner Lämmerhirt – Let Me Not Be

    Here’s fingerpicking guitarist Werner Lämmerhirt with what I’m hoping is the title to his song…”Laß mich nicht stehen” (Let Me Not Be) that was filmed at a concert in Gross-Zimmern in March 2009. Well this is pretty awesome playing by Werner who as you may have guessed is from Germany. He’s smooth, solid and clean with great rhythmical sense and timing. Now what’s interesting is, he is performing what I would call a typically American blues style song, but here, Werner […]

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  • Riley P. – Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools + Wiz Khalifa Acoustic Mix

    Here’s what I call a “raw and real” video which features artist Riley Parker performing a mixture of popular songs on his acoustic.  In this video, a medley of sorts which includes Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and Wiz Khalida Acoustic Mix. I personally am not familiar with these songs but my grandson who is 13 was all too familiar. These are the type of videos that can go viral- It’s because people under a certain age share music a lot […]

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  • Jeff Bell: Unique Picking Patterns Included

    Here’s a live recording of ONEMANATLAS, (try saying that 3 times fast in a row) which in essence is Jeff Bell, who plays guitar, banjo, and of course sings. This song “Summon the Wind” was recorded live just this last January at the Happy Grape in Lexington, OH. And despite the fact that the audience is talking, this performance is very well done including the video work itself. This particular video features Jeff with some very fine and unique guitar […]

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  • John Fullbright “Satan & St. Paul”

    This John Fullbright video came to my attention over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos  (our sister site). If you haven’t been over there, go click on the link and do like the page. Then, don’t miss out to chime in and join some of the interesting conversations and see some really cool photos and shares by the group. By popular demand over there (and here at Acoustic Guitar Videos), I created a singer/songwriter category. Even though it’s not totally about the guitar, it […]

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  • Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull Remakes Classical

    If you are 40+ in age or thereabouts (or a young retro recluse), you probably are familiar with Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson) and all the pop hits they (he) had on the radio. And although this is not what many of you would consider an “amazing acoustic guitar video,” (say like a Tommy Emmanuel video) it is nonetheless a very enjoyable performance. In this  remake of the classical tune “Life Is A Long Song,” this performance features a nice blend of piano, string […]

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  • Willie Nelson: The Willie You Don’t Know

    Here’s Willie Nelson on The Porter Wagoner Show, which dates way back before Willie had the long hair and the image he now has. Song’s he’s doing here are “She’s not for you,” Darkness On The Face Of The Earth,” and “Hello Walls.” Willie really got started and and initially gained recognition for his writing skills with the above songs + standards like “Crazy,” which was a giant hit for Patsy Cline. So at the time of this filming, Willie […]

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